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 Edward Franklin Rushing

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Edward Franklin Rushing

Birth
Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, USA
Death
2 Feb 1971 (aged 90)
Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
Burial
Kirtland, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID
7478284 View Source

Edward Franklin Rushing was born in Stephenville,Erath County, Texas, on the twenty-sixth of August 1880, a son of John, a farmer, and Hattie (Beard) Rushing. Mr. Rushing acquired his education in the public schools at Stephenville and lived there until he was nineteen years old. For ten years he was employed in a gin and oil mill, working at both Cisco and Stephenville, and then went to San Augustine County, Texas, and managed a gin there for J. C. Williams for five years. His next move was to Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas where he farmed for ten years. After six months spent as a patient in the Woodmen Hospital in Colorado Springs, Mr. Rushing came to New Mexico and for a year was employed in a service station at Raton. From there he came to Ojo Caliente and has successively engaged in operation of a bus line, a garage and has had the ownership operation of a highly successful general merchandising business.

At the age of Nineteen Mr. Rushing was married to Miss Oma Short, a native of Eastland, Texas, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bunyan Short. Mr. and Mrs. Rushing were the parents of eight children. He married (2) Ruby May Rogers August 20, 1933 in New Mexico. She was the daughter of Joseph Urban Rogers and Ruby Ellen Garrison.


Mr. Rushing was a highly capable businessman, a progressive and public spirited citizen and member of the Methodist Church. He was also an ardent sportsman and wrestling fan.

Edward Franklin Rushing was born in Stephenville,Erath County, Texas, on the twenty-sixth of August 1880, a son of John, a farmer, and Hattie (Beard) Rushing. Mr. Rushing acquired his education in the public schools at Stephenville and lived there until he was nineteen years old. For ten years he was employed in a gin and oil mill, working at both Cisco and Stephenville, and then went to San Augustine County, Texas, and managed a gin there for J. C. Williams for five years. His next move was to Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas where he farmed for ten years. After six months spent as a patient in the Woodmen Hospital in Colorado Springs, Mr. Rushing came to New Mexico and for a year was employed in a service station at Raton. From there he came to Ojo Caliente and has successively engaged in operation of a bus line, a garage and has had the ownership operation of a highly successful general merchandising business.

At the age of Nineteen Mr. Rushing was married to Miss Oma Short, a native of Eastland, Texas, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bunyan Short. Mr. and Mrs. Rushing were the parents of eight children. He married (2) Ruby May Rogers August 20, 1933 in New Mexico. She was the daughter of Joseph Urban Rogers and Ruby Ellen Garrison.


Mr. Rushing was a highly capable businessman, a progressive and public spirited citizen and member of the Methodist Church. He was also an ardent sportsman and wrestling fan.


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